As London Fashion Week comes to a close, Morgan O’Donovan brings us backstage images from the Autumn/Winter 2013 collections.
LONDON, United Kingdom — In recent seasons, a cyclone of dizzying digital prints has blown across the fashion landscape, quickening the pulse of fashion editors and making cash registers ring. Perhaps nowhere did the whirlwind seem stronger than outside the shows, where ‘it-girls’ in graphic, printed pieces by young designers like Mary Katrantzou, Jonathan Saunders and Peter Pilotto made coquettish plays for the attention of street
LONDON, United Kingdom — Just when you thought London Fashion Week had reached it’s apogée, along came another stellar season of shows from London-based designers who are setting the pace for fashion around the world with their vibrant digital prints, cutting-edge development techniques, and kooky concoctions and accessories. All the while, our favourite roving backstage photographer, Morgan O’Donovan, was documenting
‘Big O’ Birthdays for Generations of Designers (IHT) “The loss last week of François Lesage, the beating heart of Parisian embroidery, at age 82, marks fashion history. A mighty tree in the landscape of haute couture has fallen… Fashion has a way of holding up a mirror to the wider world. But in the fading days of 2011, the bellwether is not about changes in style. It’s about designers themselves and a
Net prophet (AFR) “In 2000, Federico Marchetti, who was born in a small town below Venice on Italy’s Adriatic coast… Launched an innovative e-commerce business that has made him an industry titan. The planning that led up to the launch and what has happened since surely distinguish Marchetti as the ultimate ‘zagger’.” The Beating Heart of Fashion (WSJ) “Even if you don’t follow
PARIS, France – The process of writing this season’s wrap-up left a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth. Looking back, several of the most salient themes from this round of fashion weeks involve unsavoury behaviour, gossip and highly unprofessional comments from some of the industry’s most important figures. Whether it was John Galliano’s inexcusable anti-Semitic rant captured on video for the whole world to watch, the scrum of
Tommy Hilfiger Dreams of Limitless Horizons (IHT) “‘We are really living the American dream,’ Mr. Hilfiger said, ‘to be a successful brand in the States and in Europe and to steep ourselves in our heritage. But we do it with a sense of humor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously in fashion.’” ‘Cyber Monday’ Sales Show Strength (WSJ) “Online retailers experienced a sales surge
Connecting Digitally With Chinese Consumers (Jing Daily) “In recent years, as Chinese luxury consumers have gotten younger and more sophisticated, and the marketplace has become more crowded, digital outreach in China has become critical for major global luxury brands.” Italian menswear gets young, bold and beautiful (Reuters) “Designers shrugged off the global economic slump at Milan’s menswear fashion